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Must Read: Dua Lipa Covers 'Elle', & Other Stories Collaborates with Susan Fang

Dua Lipa covers Elle’s May 2024 issue.

Photo: Dan Beleiu/Elle

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Dua Lipa covers Elle
Dua Lipa is Elle‘s cover star for its May 2024 music issue. Photographed by Dan Beleiu and styled by Patti Wilson, Lipa wears a Marc Jacobs dress, Calzedonia tights and Tiffany & Co. earrings. In the cover story written by Suzy Exposito, Lipa shares her inspiration for her upcoming album “Radical Optimism,” how growing up in Kosovo shaped her, and her relationship with her family. The issue will be available on newsstands on May 7. {Elle}

& Other Stories collaborates with Susan Fang
& Other Stories and London-based designer Susan Fang teamed up for an 11-piece collection. The collaboration includes Susan Fang signatures such as laser-cut flower petals, unique prints and crochet as well as an exclusive version of Susan Fang’s 3D-printed flower necklace. & Other Stories x Susan Fang is available now online and in stores globally. Shop the collection below. {Fashionista inbox}

& Other Stories x Susan Fang Tiered Ruffle Mini Dress, $279, available here (sizes 0-14)


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StockX releases Brand Protection & Customer Trust Report
In its first-ever Brand Protection & Customer Trust Report, StockX highlighted its anti-counterfeiting and fraud prevention work in 2023. After implementing a new fraud review process for sellers, the company stopped nearly 850,000 “bad asks” from being added to the marketplace, suspended over 9,000 suspected fraudulent sellers and turned away more than $80 million worth of suspected fake sneakers. The company has also worked with law enforcement to seize counterfeit products. Read the full report here. {Fashionista inbox}

Luxury fashion brands take Milan Design Week
Salone del Mobile, a design fair in Milan, features nearly 2,000 design companies and welcomes more than 300,000 visitors. Here, fashion and design have collided as luxury brands such as Hermès, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Loewe and Prada held activations. The homeware market is a highly dynamic one, and it offers an opportunity for brands to further imbue their DNA into products. Business of Fashion‘s Dan Thawley expands on the installations and exhibitions hosted by luxury fashion brands at this year’s Salone. {Business of Fashion/paywalled}

What makes a star designer?
With the release of Gucci’s documentary short “Who is Sabato De Sarno?”, the brand is seemingly aiming to generate buzz around the designer after the success of his predecessor Alessandro Michele. José Criales-Unzueta poses the question in Vogue Business: “Are star designers born or made?” Social media has altered the way stars rise, but star designers — think Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford — become pop cultural icons in their own rite. In the wake of new creative director hires for many brands, Criales-Unzueta writes: “These designers now represent a clean slate for brands, and an opportunity to create new stars, but for brands to get bigger fast, designers need to get famous even faster.” {Vogue Business/paywalled}

Alaïa introduces Dialogue 1 in Crazy Horse Paris
Alaïa unveiled Dialogue, a new series of cultural projects directed by Pieter Mulier. Photographed by Sam Rock, Dialogue 1 is set at Crazy Horse Paris, a Parisian cabaret, where 11 dancers are photographed in a differently colored Alaïa dress while holding a matching Teckel bag. See the photos below. {Fashionista inbox}

Alaïa Dialogue 1. Photo: Sam Rock/Courtesy of Alaïa


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Closely Crafted announces second annual Move The Needle event
Closely Crafted, an organization dedicated to preserving and revitalizing American-made goods, is hosting the second annual Move The Needle fundraising event on May 14 from 6-9 p.m. ET at Sixth Floor Loft in New York City. The host committee includes Abrima Erwiah, Willy Chavarria, Ashlynn Park, Bruce Pask, Joh Siff and Gina Smith. All of the proceeds go towards the Closely Crafted artisan-focused initiative. Tickets start at $175 and can be purchased here. {Fashionista inbox}

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